Heidi Barrett comes to ASPEN with over 25 years of experience working with non-profits in and around Park County, Montana. She began her non-profit career as the sole employee of a small grass-roots organization, the Beartooth Alliance, in Silver Gate, Montana in the early 90’s. This group was formed to stop an industrial sized gold mine on the border of Yellowstone National Park. She then worked for the Greater Yellowstone Coalition for 17.5 years in the development department. She directed the Park County Senior Center for nearly two years before joining the ASPEN team.
Heidi’s passion has always been about creating healthy communities. She enjoys people from all walks of life and is energized when making a positive difference for those around her. Heidi has BFA from the University of Nebraska, with a teaching endorsement for K-12 in Art Education.
You can reach Heidi at Heidi@aspenmt.org or call
406-222-5902, ext. 2.
ASPEN Safe House Manager
Kelly Miller comes to ASPEN with a law enforcement and military background. She has worked for the City of Billings as a 911 dispatcher and the Park County Sheriff’s Department as a detention officer. Her training with sexual harassment/assault response and prevention through the Montana Army National Guard shifted her interest into helping survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Trained in crisis intervention and advocacy support, Kelly is dedicated to empowering survivors and linking clients to local resources.
She hopes to continue her education and strengthen her skills in order to serve the community and ASPEN. Kelly enjoys being involved in the community and volunteering her time to several local organizations.
You can reach Kelly at email@example.com or call
406-222-5902, ext. 4.
Jenny Jo Allen
Education and Prevention Coordinator
Jenny Jo Allen joins Aspen with over 15 years experience working in various Livingston non-profit agencies. During her time as a Links after school program coordinator, she was inspired to continue her education, majoring in applied psychology and minoring in health and human services. After earning a bachelors degree at Montana State University in Bozeman, she served Park, Gallatin, Sweet Grass and Meagher counties working for Western Montana Mental Health, Learning Partners, Community Health Partners and Youth Dynamics.
Assisting individuals and families with their goals to improve community health has been Jenny Jo’s focus throughout her career. She believes in creating safe places for all people to express themselves and understands the importance of establishing healthy boundaries in relationships. As ASPEN’s Education and Prevention Coordinator, Jenny Jo hopes to improve the current health and vitality of our community for generations to come.
You can reach Jenny Jo at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 406-222-5902, ext. 5.
ASPEN Program Advocate
Rebecca Ruhd comes to ASPEN with a background in public school transportation and self- employment. She is grateful for the opportunity to help those who are hurting through relevant services to empower them through the healing process; and to work with the volunteers and professionals who are building a stronger, healthier community.
She believes in the power of storytelling to build compassion, empathy and human connection; and in the value of active listening. She and her husband have been blessed to raise their family in the same beautiful town where she was born. Rebecca is excited to join the ASPEN team and work closely with the community to further its mission.
You can reach Rebecca at or by calling 406-222-5902, ext. 3.
Weekend Advocate & Database Manager
Becky Seres comes to ASPEN with over 20 years as a healthcare database specialist. She has enjoyed helping patients receive excellent healthcare by supporting physicians with chart management, transcription, and implementation of electronic medical record systems. Becky is currently a student at Oregon State University studying sustainability and sociology. She hopes that her experience in healthcare combined with an education in sustainability and sociology will further enable her to work with community members to enhance social support and strengthen the resiliency of our community. In addition, Becky has worked with ASPEN for the past year as a volunteer advocate.
Becky is passionate about building healthy communities and sustainable living. She enjoys volunteering in the community. She moved to Livingston 2.5 years ago and loves the spirit of sharing in this town. Becky is excited to be working with ASPEN and looks forward to helping provide safe and healing environments in which victims of domestic violence can heal and thrive.
You can reach Becky at .